Documentation: gpio: consumer: describe the con_id parameter
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Message ID 1436593562-5119-1-git-send-email-dirk.behme@gmail.com
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Dirk Behme July 11, 2015, 5:46 a.m. UTC
The con_id parameter has to match the GPIO description and is automatically
extended by the GPIO suffix if not NULL. I had to look into the code to
understand this and properly find the GPIO I've been looking for, so document
this.

Signed-off-by: Dirk Behme <dirk.behme@gmail.com>
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 Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

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Alexandre Courbot July 14, 2015, 5:01 a.m. UTC | #1
On Sat, Jul 11, 2015 at 2:46 PM, Dirk Behme <dirk.behme@gmail.com> wrote:
> The con_id parameter has to match the GPIO description and is automatically
> extended by the GPIO suffix if not NULL. I had to look into the code to
> understand this and properly find the GPIO I've been looking for, so document
> this.

Good idea!

>
> Signed-off-by: Dirk Behme <dirk.behme@gmail.com>
> ---
>  Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt | 12 ++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt b/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt
> index 75542b9..d0d1e47 100644
> --- a/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt
> @@ -39,6 +39,18 @@ device that displays digits), an additional index argument can be specified:
>                                           const char *con_id, unsigned int idx,
>                                           enum gpiod_flags flags)
>
> +The con_id string parameter has to be either NULL or the prefix of the GPIO
> +suffixes ("gpios" or "gpio"):

It may be useful to explain that "gpios" and "gpio" are both looked up
by gpiod functions, otherwise the reader might wonder how to choose
one or the other.

> +
> +* If the GPIO description is just named with one of the GPIO suffixes
> +  ("gpios" or "gpio") use NULL.

add a comma here:

    ("gpios" or "gpio"), use NULL.

> +* If the GPIO description is prefixed with anything, e.g. "reset-gpios", use the
> +  prefix without the "-" as con_id parameter (in this example "reset").
> +
> +In case con_id is not NULL, the gpiod subsystem prefixes the GPIO suffix

s/gpiod/GPIO. gpiod is not a subsystem, just a set of functions.

Otherwise it looks good. Feel free to add my

Acked-by: Alexandre Courbot <acourbot@nvidia.com>

to the next revision.
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diff --git a/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt b/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt
index 75542b9..d0d1e47 100644
--- a/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gpio/consumer.txt
@@ -39,6 +39,18 @@  device that displays digits), an additional index argument can be specified:
 					  const char *con_id, unsigned int idx,
 					  enum gpiod_flags flags)
 
+The con_id string parameter has to be either NULL or the prefix of the GPIO
+suffixes ("gpios" or "gpio"):
+
+* If the GPIO description is just named with one of the GPIO suffixes
+  ("gpios" or "gpio") use NULL.
+* If the GPIO description is prefixed with anything, e.g. "reset-gpios", use the
+  prefix without the "-" as con_id parameter (in this example "reset").
+
+In case con_id is not NULL, the gpiod subsystem prefixes the GPIO suffix
+("gpios" or "gpio") with the string passed in con_id to get the resulting string
+(snprintf(... "%s-%s", con_id, gpio_suffixes[]).
+
 The flags parameter is used to optionally specify a direction and initial value
 for the GPIO. Values can be: